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Prediction of parturition date in the bitch and queen


Michel, E; Spörri, M; Ohlerth, Stefanie; Reichler, Iris M (2011). Prediction of parturition date in the bitch and queen. Reproduction in Domestic Animals, 46(5):926-932.

Abstract

Assessment of gestational age and parturition date prediction is a challenging, yet common task in clinical management of the pregnant bitch or queen. Knowing the approximate parturition date is essential for a thorough pregnancy moni- toring. Radiographic and ultrasonographic methods are suit- able in bitches and queens. In the bitch, moreover, ovulation timing by means of LH or progesterone assay, determination of onset of vaginal dioestrus by means of examination of vaginal cytology, and recognition of impending parturition by monitoring prepartal progesterone levels and body tempera- ture variation are practical methods. A combination of different methods increases the accuracy of parturition date prediction.

Abstract

Assessment of gestational age and parturition date prediction is a challenging, yet common task in clinical management of the pregnant bitch or queen. Knowing the approximate parturition date is essential for a thorough pregnancy moni- toring. Radiographic and ultrasonographic methods are suit- able in bitches and queens. In the bitch, moreover, ovulation timing by means of LH or progesterone assay, determination of onset of vaginal dioestrus by means of examination of vaginal cytology, and recognition of impending parturition by monitoring prepartal progesterone levels and body tempera- ture variation are practical methods. A combination of different methods increases the accuracy of parturition date prediction.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:05 Vetsuisse Faculty > Veterinary Clinic > Department of Small Animals
05 Vetsuisse Faculty > Veterinary Clinic > Department of Farm Animals
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
630 Agriculture
Scopus Subject Areas:Life Sciences > Biotechnology
Life Sciences > Animal Science and Zoology
Life Sciences > Endocrinology
Language:English
Date:2011
Deposited On:08 Dec 2011 14:44
Last Modified:11 Mar 2020 22:15
Publisher:Wiley-Blackwell
ISSN:0936-6768
OA Status:Closed
Free access at:Publisher DOI. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1439-0531.2011.01763.x
PubMed ID:21366718

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